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Re: [bug-gawk] /[[.]/ handled incorrectly by gawk and grep.

From: wolfgang . seeberg
Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] /[[.]/ handled incorrectly by gawk and grep.
Date: Thu, 9 May 2013 14:47:27 -0700 (PDT)


> I don't consider it a true error, since [.  is used to signal POSIX
> collating elements.  Thus, it is rather likely that a pattern such as
> /[[.]/ is in error.

thanks for the explanation.

Those dreaded posix collating elements. 

Could have found that out myself, but the fact that perl also handled 
/[[.]/ without error message convinced me that I had found a genuine bug.

Regards, W.S.

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